Category Archives: Family

The Secret to Sibling Success

This NY Times Article (Sunday 2/5/17  Style Pg 5)  describe how the author’s relationships with her siblings  were strengthened  after their parent’s divorce. “Years ago my  younger brother and I attended the wedding of a childhood friend…We were ..joking with … Continue reading

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Adult Children and Divorce

  How do we tell the children? In the past this question was usually asked by parents of young children and teenagers. However, due to the increase of divorce by couples who are in their 50s and 60s, the children … Continue reading

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Raise.me

Financing college education is challenging for just about everyone.  However, children whose parents are separated or divorced face additional obstacles.  Filling out the Federal Student Aid Application, applying for scholarships, and obtaining loans each require coordination, detailed financial information, and … Continue reading

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“Making a Child, Minus the Couple”

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Information Asymmetry

Divorce mediation sessions include discussions about a wide variety of topics–child care, finances, taxes, custody, real estate, debts, pensions, insurance, pets, significant others, employment, and college. It is very common for one person to have a better understanding of some issues than others.  For … Continue reading

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“Big Explosions, Small Reasons”

In the Wall Street Journal  on October 16, 2012 there is an excellent article which explains what triggers angry outbursts and rude behavior.  Although the article primarily focuses on the work place and public places, the ideas can be applied to family situations … Continue reading

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October is Depression Awareness Month

  Dealing with a divorce is very stressful.  It is very common for people who are planning to separate or divorce to experience uncomfortable feelings like depression.  About 10% of all Americans are diagnosed with depression.  It is likely that … Continue reading

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